Daniel Farnsworth (2), b. 1766, d. 1848
Father: 35. Thomas Farnsworth (3)
Mother: Elizabeth Bray, b. at NJ
At one time he owned a considerable portion of the lower half of Staten Island and also considerable land immediately opposite in Middlesex, NJ. About 1821 he moved to Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV, taking his five sons.
Hardesty's of 1883 says:
"Prior to the year 1784, the territory now composing the county of Upshure was a part of Monongalia county, but in that year it became a part of Harrison, and as such remained until 1787 when a portion of it was taken to form Randolph County. The remainder continued to be part of Harrison until 1816, when another portion was cut off to form a portion of the new county of Lewis. In 1843 Barbour was formed and the remainder was included in that county. Eight years passed away and the people became wearied witlong jaunts to Beverly, Weston and Philippi to attend court. Accordingly, a petition was circulated and numerously signed and sent to Richmond, praying the general assembly to provide for the formation of a new county. The prayer was heard with favor, and on the 26th day of March 1851, that body passed a bill entitled "an act to establish the county of Upshur out of part of the counties of Randolph, Barbour and Lewis". Thus was the new county checkered on map of Virginia."
It further notes:
"Daniel Farnsworth erected the first two story hewed log structure (in Buckhannon), built on contract by Joel Westfall. It yet stands on lot No.27 and is occupied by JJ Farnsworth, grandson of the original owner."
Spouse: Rachel Stout, b. at NJ
Children and grandchildren:
Descendant families report created by Gene 4.2, Mon, Jun 30, 1997
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